Slayer's Kerry King Discusses Next Album and Jeff Hanneman -
Slayer may still be some time away from
completing the recording of their new album, but lead thrasher
Kerry King is confident the new album will be
released this year (2013).
In a recent interview with 'That Metal Show' host Eddie Trunk at NAMM 2013 King said (via LoudWire):
"We have two songs that we completed last May and just need mixing. We have another that just needs vocals and leads and me and [drummer] Dave [Lombardo] are working on a complete new one that we haven't demoed. The whole hold-up now that seems to happen with every album we do is that Rick Rubin wants to change distributors. So we're left in limbo until he lands somewhere. Realistically we are without a deal, but we plan on staying with Rick. When that gets settled we will start recording. I'm very comfortable saying that it will be out this year."
King also spoke of his relationship guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who is still recovering from necrotizing fasciitis after suffering a spider bite.
King said of his fellow axe-man:
"Not to sound weird, but when you get off tour, you scatter. And [it's not] because I hate him, I don't talk to him because I had enough of him! I don't even talk to [singer] Tom [Araya]. The only reason I talk to Dave is that we rehearse all the time. When I go off tour I just want to go chill and be Kerry, not Kerry King. From what I know he's still trying to get basic in the game."
Check out Eddie Trunk's full interview with Kerry King below.